Extended reality technology developer will create interactive experience for the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center
WASHINGTON – Dec. 1, 2020 – The U.S. Architect of the Capitol selected Envision Innovative Solutions, Inc., to create interactive, media-rich, and immersive user experiences for eight statues in the Capitol Visitor Center. Envision will bring the statues to life, including the 15,000-pound plaster model of the Statue of Freedom, using Augmented Reality (AR) that overlays objects with 3D graphics, animation, data, and other media, when using a smartphone, tablet, or wearable device. Public release of the application is expected in Summer 2021.
Visitors who want to experience the AR technology inside the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center only need an Apple or Android mobile device to access the app that Envision will develop. Interactions through the app will be triggered by recognizing real-world items through the rear-facing cameras of mobile devices. Such technology allows users to observe animation about the lives, legacies, and meanings of each statue in Emancipation Hall—providing an educational experience for students, friends, and family.
“We are delighted to have won the U.S. Architect of the Capitol contract to enhance the visitor experience at the Capitol Visitor Center,” said Envision President and CEO, Alexander Cortez, Jr. “Envision’s AR technology will give visitors the ability to interact with historical exhibits in a way that would be impossible in the purely physical world.”
About Envision Innovative Solutions
Established in 2006, Envision Innovative Solutions is a leading technology developer in the field of eXtended Reality (XR)—the umbrella technology branding that includes augmented, virtual, and mixed reality. Other Envision extended reality clients include Fortune-100 energy corporations and educational institutions, including K-12 and higher education. Envision XR is highly focused on immersive training and education, simulation, and real-time learning. For nearly two decades, Envision has been an industry leader in software development, systems engineering and integration, and managed IT services for the U.S. Departments of Defense and Interior. Additionally, Envision offers remote virtual education and tutoring services, including XR, to help combat the educational sector loss of in-person learning and hands-on lab exercises due to COVID-19 circumstances and closures. Learn more about Envision’s extended reality technology at envision-is.com/xr.
Envision Innovative Solutions, Inc.
Jonathan Carr Manager of Research and Development